Panic

Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, typically so strong that it prevents logical thinking and may trigger a fight-or-flight reaction. If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you know how frightening it can be – you might think you are having a heart attack or even dying. Panic attacks usually start without warning and come on suddenly. It is not uncommon for many people to experience one or two panic attacks over the course of their lifetimes. However, if you are experiencing frequent panic attacks, you may have panic disorder. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that, in addition to repeated panic attacks, may also include an intense and ongoing fear of having another attack that can affect your daily life. Whether you’ve just had one experience with a panic attack or you are suffering from recurrent panic attacks and suspect you might have panic disorder, a qualified mental health professional can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s panic experts today.

Meet the specialists

Panic can be absolutely terrifying, especially when it comes out of nowhere. The sudden surge of panic is frightening and you feel like you can't get control of it. I've worked with folks who suffered from panic so severely they couldn't even go to the grocery store on their own. I've taught them the skills necessary to move forward from panic and to start living life again, panic-free. I can help you too.

— Shannon Mosher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kingwood, TX
 

I utilize an exposure and response prevention model (ERP) to help my clients manage feelings of panic related to anxiety, PTSD, or OCD.

— Sprout Therapy PDX, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Dr. Tslil Feinberg is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY30632) in San Diego, California specializing in sleep, trauma, and anxiety-related disorders. She has trained at the Veterans Medical Research Foundation (VMRF) Hoarding and Anxiety Lab before spending a year at the SDSU Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety where she received extensive training in evidence-based therapy for a range of anxiety disorders including panic attacks, OCD, hoarding, GAD, PTSD, and social phobia.

— Dr. Tslil Feinberg, Clinical Psychologist
 

I help clients manage panic attacks with grounding exercises. When the client is ready, we explore the root cause of the panic disorder. Panic disorder has a biological component . It is nothing to be ashamed of, and it can not be ignored.

— Tammy Whitt, Counselor

Panic is an extreme form of anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered the gold standard for treating panic disorders.

— Linda Ritchie, Psychologist in Reston, VA
 

I have worked with many clients in helping them with their panic attacks. We will explore the underlying feelings that are the source of the panic as well as develop useful skills in dealing with them.

— Ian Felton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

If you find yourself with a racing heart, sweaty palms, or feeling like your anxiety is out of control, I can help you take your life back from panic and get back to doing the things that you love.

— Kristel Roper, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
 

Gain Relief & Remission of Anxiety/Panic Attacks often the from 1st session. After first session is relief from experiencing a full blown panic attack, for the majority they are alleviated. Anxiety & panic attacks are really a Thinking dis-order. The combination of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive training facilitates recovery. The core issues are feeling "safe and in control in and of your life." It's your perception of the future. Whether it is 2 minutes, hours or days, am I safe.

— Kate Ellis, Hypnotherapist in Scottsdale, AZ, USA, AZ

I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder. This form of intervention entails both behavioral exercises (exposure) and cognitive work (addressing beliefs and thought patterns that maintain the disorder).

— Michael Greenberg, Clinical Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Tslil Feinberg is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY30632) in San Diego, California specializing in sleep, trauma, and anxiety-related disorders. She has trained at the Veterans Medical Research Foundation (VMRF) Hoarding and Anxiety Lab before spending a year at the SDSU Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety where she received extensive training in evidence-based therapy for a range of anxiety disorders including panic attacks, OCD, hoarding, GAD, PTSD, and social phobia.

— Dr. Tslil Feinberg, Clinical Psychologist

I have helped many clients navigate panic attacks. Whether they have just had their first panic attacks or their experience is ongoing for years, ACT can help defuse the fear of having another panic attack and help refocus on what matters right now in the moment.

— Grace Brohmer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aptos, CA